The English wheel, or its more common name of wheeling machine, a lesser known tool that that quietly resides in the hallowed inner sanctum of some of the best known panel makers, and automotive restorers in the industry; and its not just the UK where they live! Almost silent in its operation, this sturdy machine is cast in a good old-fashioned foundry in Staffordshire, which is one of only a few capable of the required substantial sustained pour from the crucible, in order to produce the stiff ribbed frame required for this type of machine. Featuring a useful working throat depth of 24 inches (610mm), it has a large 7.8 inch (200mm) diameter top anvil cut from a huge chunk of EN16 machine steel, its 2.75 inch (70mm) wide face is scalloped out on each face to reduce inertia. Five lower anvils are supplied with the machine. All are precision CNC cut from machine steel, from an almost flat, to a very tight curve, and come with a tray for easy access to the desired profile.Both the top anvil and the lowers have radii cut onto the edge, so not as to "cut" into your work. This machine features a unique adjustable anvil cradle, allowing perfect alignment of the contact patch or blow, reducing panel marks, allowing good stretch overlaps, while reducing the need for planishing. These cast machines now being produced have recently been put to work with some prestigious companies on some amazing projects such as Eagle E-types, Aston Martin Racing, Coventry prototype panels, Tech 3 in France, and is used by many more global makers of metal masterpieces. Five lower anvils are supplied with the machine, all precision CNC cut from Machine steel, from a flat to a very tight curve, from 70mm stock. · R400 (15.7) with blow area of 12.0mm 70mm dia. · R300 (11.8) with blow of 8.5mm 70mm dia. · R200 (7.8) with blow of 7.2mm 70mm dia.
R100 (3.9) with blow of 6.35mm 70mm dia. · R50 (1.9) with blow of 4.0mm 70mm dia. The machine can be handled into most vehicles. Be careful when purchasing a tool of this type, alignment is crucial, contacts blows or patches must work.
Bounce in the anvils will produce wavy panels. I have manufactured these machines for many years. You are welcome to come and try one out in person. Machines are located in Kettering Northamptonshire, in the Midlands with excellent road links from the A14 / M1 /M6, and can be available at weekends / evenings, and also Wokingham in Berkshire, just on the M4 corridor. Need further information or would like to try one just ask.If you require training, then why not think about either a course with a specialist such as Geoff Moss, at MPH Motor Panels in Cornwall, or if you would like on site training, John Ricketts travels to you, with the machine, and gives hands on training at very reasonable rates, at quiet bear metal-shaping. Please call Justin if you have anything further you wish to discuss, please use the contact details from my sellers profile. The item "Cast Iron English Wheel Wheeling machine UK Made" is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Business, Office & Industrial\CNC, Metalworking & Manufacturing\Metalworking Equipment\Other Metalworking Equipment". The seller is "justinleebaker" and is located in Wokingham.
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